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A weekly collection of the best on design, software development, Node, leadership and stuff. Learn something new or your money back. By Assaf Arkin.



 



Weekend Reading — Page 7

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 18:59:48 GMT

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finestmarxman 🔥


🎙 FYI: I'm on vacation for the next couple of weeks, going to hang around England and Poland. Weekend Reading will be back April 28.


Design Objective

Here’s everything I’ve learned from designing 10,000+ UI screens as a lead product designer Nothing new, but very well presented:




Weekend Reading — Soul-Crushing Meeting

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 05:16:18 GMT

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Fisher Price is getting it right 😭


Tools of the Trade

There Keep track of who's working in what timezoe.

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Sasha Laundy 💯

"All code examples MUST work on copy-paste" was a core rule of Twilio docs in the early days. Played a huge role in successful developer adoption.

Oni




Weekend Reading — When the deadline comes too close

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:54:32 GMT

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Franck D. Nijimbere "When the deadline comes too close"


Design Objective

A Guide to Information Architecture This:

Having a single document that delivers a simple and understandable representation of how the application or website works is vital for developing new features, updating existing ones, and for seeing what




Weekend Reading — You need to buy a drink first

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:44:49 GMT

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A literal world map A map of the literal translations for the names of the world’s countries.


Design Objective

Designing Jank-Free Apps How to design iOS apps with less (or no) visual glitches.

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Marc Hemeon: Design is not art Whether you're a designer, thinking of becoming one, or working




Weekend Reading — Get down with Paul Revere

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:23:30 GMT

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Idea Software algorithms illustrated in the style of Ikea assembly instructions.


Design Objective

Good to great UI animation tips Simple and delightful animations for UI micro-interactions.

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The microcopyist: cancellation, confirmation, conflagration Writing microcopy for destructive actions.

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macOS 11 concept Yes, please. (h/t Christopher G)

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Tools of the Trade

The




Weekend Reading — What if you didn't?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:12:26 GMT

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Real life charts Creatively made with real life objects.


Design Objective

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design "Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent." 🤔

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Designing Farrago Rogue Amoeba's new soundboard app, with its unique UI metaphor.

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Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user




Weekend Reading — Cat just rang the doorbell

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:00:24 GMT

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Lulu Cheng "I got 99 tabs but I generally know where things are"


Design Objective

Jules Forrest Brilliant. "Visual design crash course in roughly twenty seconds."

5 Rules for Designer-Engineer Collaboration Helping designers and engineers work together.

OH no Type Co "EVERYBODY FALL IN LINE!




Weekend Reading — The tiger is out

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:23:58 GMT

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hegemony snickett "...I think about how good this poem is at least twice a day."


Design Objective

meg "So here’s a thing I still have to remind myself basically every time I make an icon"

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Matt Adereth Pro tip:

Radia Perlman told the perfect story




Weekend Reading — The importance of specificity

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:05:19 GMT

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shley Mayer "We were promised flying cars, we got...a valuable lesson in the importance of specificity. 💁"


Design Objective

Laws of UX The core laws of UX, beautifully illustrated.

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How to improve your design process with copy docs How does your team manage copy?

A copy doc is




Weekend Reading — Languages are bananas

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:55:12 GMT

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From the amazing Miniature Calendar.


Design Objective

Dave Malouf 🤔

This notion that "it's all just a guess until we ship to production" flies in the face of decades of research in HCI, psych, etc.

The point isn't knowing for sure, but increasing confidence as investment increases.

Deciding to




Weekend Reading — Corner Computing

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:39:16 GMT

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Chris Fralic "Once upon a time Packard Bell made a thing called a Corner Computer. To go in the corner."


Design Objective

Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic Maybe not the best design choice:

From a drop-down menu




Weekend Reading — Epic meltdown

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:21:48 GMT

So I've been sick for most of last week. Hence this edition of Weekend Reading is short and late. Feeling better now, thank you for asking.

Also, traveling this week. So the next edition will also be short and late. Back to our normal schedule in the second half of




Weekend Reading — Waves and werewolves

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 23:44:07 GMT

Comfortably Smug "Humans definitely won't regret creating robot snakes with lasers on their heads"


Design Objective

Designing Better Design Documentation Some ways you can make documents clearer, better structured, and more appealing.

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Tools of the Trade

osquery SQL queries for OS performance metrics (via):

SELECT * FROM listening_ports



Weekend Reading — Purritos

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:47:51 GMT

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Architectural Turducken "Europe r u ok"


Design Objective

Serious products don’t have to be serious TL;DR The hierarchy of needs applies to all products, even money transfer is a feature that can delight users.

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Google Maps’s Moat Doesn't explain the moat, but does illustrate how




Weekend Reading — Rick and Morty

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:31:26 GMT

Nature is Amazing "Can watch it whole day long 😍"


Design Objective

Jorge Arango 🤔

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Progressive Image Loading using Intersection Observer and SQIP SQIP = Low Quality Image Placeholders, but with SVG:

The idea behind this technique is that on a slow connection, you are able to present the user with